There is nothing like a moment to strengthen the appeal of football.
It could be a goal that secures victory, or an unexpected victory of underdogs against a top tier team. Occasionally, a bit of cheating can have an impact.
In this article, we will explore 10 moments that any fan would give anything to witness live. Does your personal favourite make the list? Keep reading to find out.
10) Leicester Citys Triumph in the Premier League
During the 2015/2016 season Leicester City, a team that had narrowly escaped relegation the year accomplished something extraordinary by winning the Premier League title.
Against all odds (5000/1, to be exact) under the guidance of their manager Claudio Ranieri they became one of football’s underdog stories.
Their victory was a result and mixture of teamwork, belief and the unpredictable nature of this sport.
9) Spain’s World Cup Victory
Spain’s triumph in the 2010 FIFA World Cup was a moment of pride and it strengthened their dominance in international football.
The Spanish squad, with players such as Xavi, Andres Iniesta and David Villa showed a fascinating style of playing football that ultimately led them to their first ever World Cup triumph.
Their mesmerizing tiki taka approach left opponents shocked and revolutionized football strategies.
8) The Incredible Comeback of Liverpool in the ‘Miracle of Anfield’
During the semifinal of the Champions League in 2019, Liverpool achieved a remarkable turnaround against Barcelona.
Despite being 3-0 from the first leg the passionate support from their fans at Anfield inspired them to win 4-0 in the second leg securing their spot in the final, which they ultimately won.
This extraordinary comeback is now famously known as the ‘Miracle of Anfield’.
7) Cristiano Ronaldo’s Spectacular Bicycle Kick Goal
In the quarterfinal of the Champions League during the 2017/2018 season Cristiano Ronaldo, widely regarded as one of best football players ever, scored a breathtaking bicycle kick goal for Real Madrid against Juventus.
This goal has rightfully earned its place among the best moments in Champions League history and left both fans and players shocked and till this day they always wonder ‘How did he exactly do that?’. Ronaldo’s daring try and perfect execution really showed his talent and endless imagination.
6) Germany’s Dominating 7-1 Victory Over Brazil
During the final match of the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil, Germany stunned everyone by defeating Brazil with a surprising scoreline of 7-1.
This match is widely considered one of the most shocking results ever witnessed in World Cup history due to its unexpected nature and significance.
Germany’s stunning performance and Brazil’s shocking collapse left fans over the world speechless.
5) The Thrilling Victory of Manchester City
In the closing moments of the 2011/2012 Premier League season, Manchester City secured a title win.
Despite trailing 2-1 against QPR, City managed to score two goals with Sergio Aguero’s incredible last minute strike sealing both the victory in the match and ultimately the championship title.
This extraordinary moment has become legendary in Premier League history perfectly showing footballs ability to surprise and shock everyone with its drama.
4) Real Madrid’s 2021/2022 Champions League Victory
They made a comeback in the semifinal against Manchester City overturning a 4-0 first leg deficit to win with a score of 6-5.
The final match against Liverpool saw Vinícius Júnior scoring the goal securing Real Madrid 14th Champions League title, which is a record-breaking achievement.
This victory showed why Real Madrid is known as one of the best teams in the UEFA Champions League competition.
3) Lionel Messi’s 91 Goals in a Calendar Year
In the year 2012, Lionel Messi achieved something extraordinary. He surpassed Gerd Müller’s record of 85 goals in a calendar year and scored an impressive total of 91 goals.
This remarkable feat demonstrated Messi’s consistency, exceptional skills, and his ability to score goals which ultimately led to him to his third successive Ballon d’Or award win.
2) Real Madrid’s Three Consecutive Champions League Titles
From 2016 to 2018, Real Madrid – under the guidance of Zinedine Zidane – accomplished something remarkable by winning three consecutive Champions League titles.
This achievement is unmatched in the era of the competition. It truly showed their exceptional quality and incomparable determination.
1) VAR’s Introduction to Football
The introduction of Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology has been a game-changer in football.
While it has been a source of controversy, it has also brought about more accuracy in decision-making, impacting the outcomes of many crucial matches.